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A high order problem is any problem which has a complexity involving true expertise in two or more scientific disciplines.

They are normally thought of as social or political issues, but are rarely if ever treated as serious issues for scientific process and inquiry. Most people assume that such problems have easy solutions, often the solution which their religious or social group espouses and almost always their so called solution could only aggravate the problem- often provably has done so in human history. We know what the high order problems are; but we do not give them due respect. We imagine that we can make believe expertise, we imagine that "common sense" is enough to deal with the issue, and more often than not we are as a result dead wrong.

Incidentally, in terms of miniature civilizations, these are all of them problems that civilization in the current barbaric human sense has yet to solve. If you do come up with and implement real solutions to all of these problems in some miniature society you create, your real solutions should have evolutionary staying power, and your new way of doing things should catch on in an evolutionary manner.

If you on the other hand don't have real solutions to all of these problems, then any large size community must fail at the moment at which it runs into such an issue and fails to solve it in a manner which maintains the social fabric. Every commune, Every City, Every RBE or etc out there fails or thrives on the outcome of the question of whether or not they have real solutions for the assorted social and civil problems.

Chapter 1- The Sociological Approach to Social Problems

conflict theory
objective reality of social problems
person-blame
social issues
social movement
social policy
social problem
functionalist theory
subjective nature of social problems
symbolic interactionist theory
system blame
How Sociologists Do Research
scientific method
percentages
variables
theory
hypothesis
correlation
sample
mean
median
survey
case study
existing data
experimental method


Chapter 2 - Wealth and Power: The Bias of the System

capitalism
democracy
Interlocking directorate
oligarchy
power
power elite
socialism
systemic imperatives


Chapter 3 - World Population and Global Economy

absolute poverty
colonialism
dependency theory
modern demographic transition
modernization theory
multinational corporation
neocolonialism


Chapter 4 - Threats to the Environment

acid rain
biosphere
cornucopia view of nature
ecology
ecosystems
environmental racism
greenhouse effect
planned obsolescence


Chapter 5 - Demographic Change

crude birth rate
crude death rate
demography
fertility
infant mortality rate
mortality


Chapter 6 - Urbanization

gentrification
public housing
redlining
suburbs
urban sprawl


Chapter 7 - Poverty

blaming the victim
culture of poverty
feminization of poverty
income
meritocracy
new poor
old poor
severely poor
poverty
poverty line
social classes
social stratification
structural explanations for poverty
underclass
wealth
wealthfare
welfare

Chapter 8 - Racial and Ethnic Inequality

affirmative action
assimilation
colonial theory
discrimination
ethnicity
genocide
Institutional racism
majority group
minority group
nativism
pluralism (multiculturalism)
prejudice
race
racial formation
racism
segregation


Chapter 9 - Gender Inequality

feminist approach (feminism)
gender
gender roles approach
gender structure approach
gender stratification
glass ceiling
patriarchy
pay equity (comparable worth)
sex
sexism
sexual harassment


Chapter 10 - Sexual Orientation

bisexuality
heterosexuality
homophobia
homosexuality
sexual orientation
sexual preference
the Stonewall Raid


Chapter 11 A short List of Issues

Issues

Some of the major social issues include, but are not limited to:


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Language Policy (9)
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Political Corruption (18)
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Tax Reform@
Terrorism@
Trade (28)
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Aid
Arms Control
Arms Trade—a major cause of suffering
Biodiversity
Causes of Poverty
Climate Change and Global Warming
Conflicts in Africa
Consumption and Consumerism
Corporations
Environmental Issues
Fair Trade
Food and Agriculture Issues
Food Dumping [Aid] Maintains Poverty
Foreign Policy — Projecting Power
Free Trade and Globalization
G8: Too Much Power?
Genetically Engineered Food
Geopolitics
Health Issues
Human Population
Human Rights Issues
International Criminal Court
Iraq Crisis
Mainstream Media
Middle East
Natural Disasters
Nuclear Weapons
Palestine and Israel
Sustainable Development
Third World Debt Undermines Development
Trade, Economy, & Related Issues
War on Terror
World Hunger and Poverty


Chapter 12 More Issues

U.S. political issues rated by importance
Issues 2000

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